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The Art of Y: Local Manufacturing

Alex Schattner | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Alex Schattner

Have you ever had an idea for a product--maybe even went as far as mocking it up--but then shied away from it due to fears of difficult and costly overseas manufacturing?

Should Linguistic Barriers Steer You Away From Your Dream Destinations?

Frankie Rendón | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
Frankie Rendón

In situations where I've found myself somewhat familiar with the local tongue, it's best to be uninhibited and speak as slowly and simply as possible. You'd be surprised at the end result.

Open Letter to Hospital Compliance Officers: Questions to Ask as Standards Enter Pilot Phase

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Louis Provenzano

New and revised Joint Commission requirements for language and interpretation standards took effect this month on a year-long pilot basis for healthca...

State of Oregon First to Adopt National Certification for Medical Interpreters

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters announced today that the State of Oregon has become the first state in the nation to offi...

Hospitals Must Overcome Language Barriers to Save Lives, Cut Costs

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

More than 60 million people - about one in five legal U.S. residents - speak a language other than English at home, and it's not all Spanish, with mor...

Language Access and the Prevention of Medical Errors

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The case of Francisco Torres, a Spanish-speaking patient in Riverside, Cali., who had the wrong kidney removed during surgery, once again gives the me...

The Rules Redux: Language Barrier Love And The Surprising Advantages of Dating Someone You Can't Understand

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Is communication the key to long-lasting relationships? Not according to Sean Connery. Though no paragon of husbandly virtues, Connery may be on to something.